Michael Fassbender continues his domination of Hollywood by landing a role in Ridley Scott’s upcoming Cormac McCarthy movie. Meanwhile, Paul Walker is set to star in a new Universal thriller, Kathryn Bigelow’s Osama Bin Laden project gets two new cast members and Nick Offerman gets a part in Diablo Cody’s “Lamb of God.”
It’s February 22, and you’re tuning in for today’s casting call.
Michael Fassbender Confirmed For New Ridley Scott Film
It’s no shame that Michael Fassbender has been getting as many new roles as he has been recently. Deadline is reporting that the latest is the Ridley Scott-directed and Cormac McCarthy-written “The Counselor.” Fassbender will play a respected lawyer trying to dabble in the drug trade, but gets sucked down into it similar to “Breaking Bad.”
Paul Walker To Star In “Skyscraper”
Universal Pictures can confirm that Paul Walker will star in the studio’s upcoming action-thriller “Skyscraper.” Based on an original idea by Mike Sobel, Walker will also produce the flick. Up next, though, he is starring in “Fast & Furious 6” and “Hours.”
Two More Head To Hunt Bin Laden
The cast of Kathryn Bigelow’s untitled Osama Bin Laden drama continues to grow bigger and bigger. Entertainment Weekly reports that two new stars have joined the project. Jennifer Ehle will play a member of the team tasked with targeting Bin Laden, while Nash Edgerton (brother to Joel Edgerton, who is also signed on to the flick) will play a Navy SEAL.
Antje Traue Joins “The Seventh Son”
“Man of Steel” leading lady Antje Traue is the latest star to join the cast of the upcoming Legendary Pictures project “The Seventh Son,” Variety reports. The flick also stars Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Kit Harington and Alicia Vikander. Sergei Bodrov directs the project off a script by Matt Greenberg and Chuck Leavitt.
Nick Offerman Heads To Diablo Cody’s “Lamb Of God”
Diablo Cody’s upcoming directorial debut “Lamb of God” just got a big dose of funny. Deadline is reporting that “Parks and Recreation” star Nick Offerman has joined the cast, which also includes Octavia Spencer, Holly Hunter, Russell Brand and Julianne Hough. The flick follows an evangelical woman who denounces God and heads to Las Vegas to attempt to rediscover herself.
Martin Freeman To Star In “Svengali”
Variety has learned that Martin Freeman is set to star in the big screen adaptation of hit YouTube series “Svengali.” Directed by first-timer John Hardwick, it will start production in London next week. “Svengali” follows a small town Welsh man who heads to London to fulfill his dream of becoming a manager for the best band in the world.
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